Wonderful Woolfolk

Woolfolk (L) Tynd 2 and (T-B) Tynd 9, Far 13 and Sno 01+15.

Woolfolk (L) Tynd 2 and (T-B) Tynd 9, Far 13 and Sno 01+15.

Quite simply the softest merino we’ve come across, Woolfolk is a dreamy yarn with a cashmere like touch. Woolfolk yarns combine the highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices and we are proud that Loop is their UK stockist.

Spun and milled in Peru, Woolfolk have worked closely with farmers to create the fibre they use, Ultimate Merino®. Their methods produce the finest merino wool, eliminating coarseness and a fleece that is smoother allowing a luxury fibre that also brings a greater depth of colour when dyed.

Woolfolk Sheep - Photograph Courtesy of Woolfolk

Woolfolk Sheep – Photograph Courtesy of Woolfolk

And we can vouch for that sumptuous cloud like quality! Tynd is Woolfolk’s 4ply yarn, plied with a soft twist.

Woolfolk Tynd

Woolfolk Tynd

Woolfolk Tynd (L-R) 10, 11, 9, 3

Woolfolk Tynd (L-R) 10, 11, 9, 3

Woolfolk Tynd colours 4,3,2,1

Woolfolk Tynd colours 4,3,2,1

Of course, we had to find the time to have a play with all the colours, adding to the mix Tynd‘s marled sister Sno.

Woolfolk Sno 1+15 Snow & Black

Woolfolk Sno 1+15 Snow & Black

Woolfolk Sno

Woolfolk Sno

Woolfolk (L-R) Sno 11+15 and Tynd 13, 8, 2

Woolfolk (L-R) Sno 11+15 and Tynd 13, 8, 2

Woolfolk Sno 14+15 and Tynd 13

Woolfolk Sno 14+15 and Tynd 13

We also have Far to introduce you too, which is Woolfolk’s chainette aran, bouncy, soft and still made from the same gorgeous merino.

Woolfolk Far

Woolfolk Far

Woolfolk Far

Woolfolk Far

Generously loaned to us from designer Lori Versaci, we have a collection of samples from her booklet VersaciKnits WoolFolk. Pictured below are the long cowl Chess and the hat Traverse – both show off the snuggly soft stitch structure of Far.

Chess by Laura Versaci from VersaciKnits WoolFolk in Woolfolk Far

Chess by Laura Versaci from VersaciKnits WoolFolk in Woolfolk Far

Traverse Hat. Woolfolk Far (L-R) 3, 12, 8.

Traverse Hat. Woolfolk Far (L-R) 3, 12, 8.

We also have the garment samples from Lori Versaci’s Woolfolk collection to try on next time you visit!

 

Other samples to admire are two cowls from her Op-Art Cowls collection (available here on Ravelry), both using Tynd.

 Conic by Lori Versaci in Woolfolk Tynd. Shown with Sno 1+15 Snow & Black.

Conic by Lori Versaci in Woolfolk Tynd. Shown with Sno 1+15 Snow & Black.

Superellipse by Lori Versaci. Woolfolk Tynd 8 and 13.

Superellipse by Lori Versaci. Woolfolk Tynd 8 and 13.

Also, the lovely Loopette Jane has been busy this summer knitting up this incredible version of Stephen West’s Askews Me Shawl in TyndAskews Me Shawl - Stephen West in Woolfolk Tynd. Loop, LondonAskews Me Shawl by Stephen West in Woolfolk Tynd. Loop, London

Woolfolk TYND Askews me Shawl at Loop LondonThe Askews Me Shawl uses that ‘stitch of the moment’ brioche, and if you’ve been meaning to try your hand at it, then why not sign up for our brioche class this November? More details can be found here

Woolfolk at Loop, London www.loopknitlounge.comAs always – Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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